October 20, 2019 Subject:
Fall '94 MSG N6
Actually might be my favorite of the run. Just heard the first set, again, on TDIGDH - 25 years later. Unique and fun, well-played first set, with what's actually a rare stand-alone Spoonful (not The Same Thing). Otherwise, the Bird Song highlights the set and as one headyversion reviewer puts it: "Over 15 minutes of spacey goodness...." Definitely dig in to the 23-minute Terrapin in the second set, which includes 10-minutes of that 90s era type-2 coda that I can never get enough of. So Many Roads, too, earlier in the set. 42nd of 55. Brokedown Palace encores and closes out the storied history of the Grateful Dead at Madison Square Garden. The last minute, in particular, is poignant. Show 52/52. "Bye-bye."
September 6, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
September 14, 2018 Subject:
Some good stuff here.
Stranger cooks. Bertha find Garcia emoting different melodies vocally, searchin for the sound. Good Jack A Roe and El Paso really gets going. This might be the best If the Shoe fits I have heard. Make of that what you will. Bird song finds no intro lick and Jerry repeating the first verse in the second verse. The jam is indicative of the chaotic themes 1994 bird songs would feature in the jammed out section. Samson is a little subdued guitar-wise, but Vince has a really great little organ solo thing going. So Many Roads is 80% there lyrically and 90% musically. The ending isn't over the top like 10-1-94 but it builds nice. Saint is top notch. Terrapin is all right, the outro jam has Jerry discovering some new melodies. Stella doesn't have the huge vocal ending, but he does it on guitar instead. A tight Mags and Sunshine. Brokedown Jerry sings the last verse where verse 2 should be, but makes up for it later and repeats some bits. A very good recording. Thanks Rob Eaton.